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Louis Armstrong, in His Own Words

Author : Louis Armstrong
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 318 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Art
ISBN : 019514046X

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Louis Armstrong, in His Own Words by Louis Armstrong Pdf

Louis Armstrong has been the subject of countless biographies and music histories. Yet scant attention has been paid to the remarkable array of writings he left behind. Louis Armstrong: In His Own Words introduces readers to a little-known facet of this master trumpeter, bandleader, and entertainer. Based on extensive research through the Armstrong archives, this important volume includes some of his earliest letters, personal correspondence, autobiographical writings, magazine articles, and essays.


Author : Terry Teachout
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 496 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : African American jazz musicians
ISBN : 0151010897

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Pops by Terry Teachout Pdf

Certain to be the definitive word on Louis Armstrong, "Pops" paints a gripping portrait of the man, his world, and his music. Drawing on a cache of new sources, the author has crafted a sweeping new narrative biography of this towering figure.

Louis Armstrong's New Orleans

Author : Thomas Brothers,Thomas David Brothers
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2007-04-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780393330014

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Louis Armstrong's New Orleans by Thomas Brothers,Thomas David Brothers Pdf

A rags-to-riches narrative of the eminent jazz artist's early life describes how his childhood was marked by such challenges as poverty, Jim Crow legislation, and vigilante terrorism but how his musical prowess was shaped by the culturally rich African-American traditions of New Orleans. Reprint.

Heart Full of Rhythm

Author : Ricky Riccardi
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2020-08-05
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780190914134

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Heart Full of Rhythm by Ricky Riccardi Pdf

Nearly 50 years after his death, Louis Armstrong remains one of the 20th century's most iconic figures. Popular fans still appreciate his later hits such as "Hello, Dolly!" and "What a Wonderful World," while in the jazz community, he remains venerated for his groundbreaking innovations in the 1920s. The achievements of Armstrong's middle years, however, possess some of the trumpeter's most scintillating and career-defining stories. But the story of this crucial time has never been told in depth until now. Between 1929 and 1947, Armstrong transformed himself from a little-known trumpeter in Chicago to an internationally renowned pop star, setting in motion the innovations of the Swing Era and Bebop. He had a similar effect on the art of American pop singing, waxing some of his most identifiable hits such as "Jeepers Creepers" and "When You're Smiling." However as author Ricky Riccardi shows, this transformative era wasn't without its problems, from racist performance reviews and being held up at gunpoint by gangsters to struggling with an overworked embouchure and getting arrested for marijuana possession. Utilizing a prodigious amount of new research, Riccardi traces Armstrong's mid-career fall from grace and dramatic resurgence. Featuring never-before-published photographs and stories culled from Armstrong's personal archives, Heart Full of Rhythm tells the story of how the man called "Pops" became the first "King of Pop."

Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism

Author : Thomas Brothers,Thomas David Brothers
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 608 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2014-02-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780393065824

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Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism by Thomas Brothers,Thomas David Brothers Pdf

Picking up where Louis Armstrong's New Orleans left off, this biographical account of the legendary jazz trumpet virtuoso highlights the historical role Armstrong played in the creation of modern music and also his encounters with racism.

Little Satchmo

Author : Sharon Louise Preston-Folta,Denene Millner
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Page : 112 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2012-12-14
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1481228234

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Little Satchmo by Sharon Louise Preston-Folta,Denene Millner Pdf

To the world, Louis Armstrong is iconic—a symbol of musical genius, unparalleled success and unassailable character. To Sharon Preston Folta, he was, simply, Dad. Despite the enduring celebration and study of Armstrong's life and career, no one, save for close family and friends, knows Sharon exists. Even in the trumpeter's death she remains Armstrong's secret—the product of a two-decade-long affair between the long-married musician, and the vaudeville dancer Lucille Preston. And for more than half a century, she has lived her life hiding in the shadows of her father's fame.Until now.Now, Sharon shares her story—extraordinary because of who her father was, but universal in its reach toward generations who have grown up in fatherless households, searching for a keen understanding of their own blood, their own DNA, their own Legacy. Little Satchmo is an extraordinary tale of identity, loss, and one daughter's ultimate search for truth—and her father's love.

Creating the Jazz Solo

Author : Vic Hobson
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 251 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2018-10-09
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781496819819

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Creating the Jazz Solo by Vic Hobson Pdf

Throughout his life, Louis Armstrong tried to explain how singing with a barbershop quartet on the streets of New Orleans was foundational to his musicianship. Until now, there has been no in-depth inquiry into what he meant when he said, “I figure singing and playing is the same,” or, “Singing was more into my blood than the trumpet.” Creating the Jazz Solo: Louis Armstrong and Barbershop Harmony shows that Armstrong understood exactly the relationship between what he sang and what he played, and that he meant these comments to be taken literally: he was singing through his horn. To describe the relationship between what Armstrong sang and played, author Vic Hobson discusses elements of music theory with a style accessible even to readers with little or no musical background. Jazz is a music that is often performed by people with limited formal musical education. Armstrong did not analyze what he played in theoretical terms. Instead, he thought about it in terms of the voices in a barbershop quartet. Understanding how Armstrong, and other pioneer jazz musicians of his generation, learned to play jazz and how he used his background of singing in a quartet to develop the jazz solo has fundamental implications for the teaching of jazz history and performance today. This assertive book provides an approachable foundation for current musicians to unlock the magic and understand jazz the Louis Armstrong way.

Swing That Music

Author : Louis Armstrong
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 1993-08-22
Category : Music
ISBN : 0306805448

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Swing That Music by Louis Armstrong Pdf

The first autobiography of a jazz musician, Louis Armstrong's Swing That Music is a milestone in jazz literature. Armstrong wrote most of the biographical material, which is of a different nature and scope than that of his other, later autobiography, Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans (also published by Da Capo/Perseus Books Group). Satchmo covers in intimate detail Armstrong's life until his 1922 move to Chicago; but Swing That Music also covers his days on Chicago's South Side with ”King” Oliver, his courtship and marriage to Lil Hardin, his 1929 move to New York, the formation of his own band, his European tours, and his international success. One of the most earnest justifications ever written for the new style of music then called ”swing” but more broadly referred to as ”Jazz,” Swing That Music is a biography, a history, and an entertainment that really ”swings.”

Louis Armstrong

Author : Scott Allen Nollen
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2004-01-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0786418575

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Louis Armstrong by Scott Allen Nollen Pdf

Louis Armstrong was not only a virtuoso musician, singer, composer and actor, but also a dedicated writer who typed hundreds of letters and reminiscences, carrying a typewriter with him on his constant travels around the globe. The man never stopped creating, and constantly communicated with friends and acquaintances. His unique verbal, musical and visual content and style permeated everything he touched. Included in this extensive career biography are the major events of his life, his artistic innovations and cultural achievements, a detailed survey of his recordings and live performances, and in-depth discussions of his screen performances--not only his Hollywood feature film appearances, but his performances in short films, European concert films, and dozens of television shows broadcast from Hollywood, New York and Europe.

The Louis Armstrong Companion

Author : Joshua Berrett
Publisher : Schirmer Trade Books
Page : 372 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Jazz
ISBN : UOM:39015048240538

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The Louis Armstrong Companion by Joshua Berrett Pdf

Drawing on the rich resources of the Louis Armstrong Archives, jazz historian Joshua Berrett has compiled a wonderful tribute to the multitalented trumpeter, vocalist, and "Ambassador of Jazz". 20 photos.

Who Was Louis Armstrong?

Author : Yona Zeldis McDonough,Who HQ
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 112 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2004-12-29
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781101639962

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Who Was Louis Armstrong? by Yona Zeldis McDonough,Who HQ Pdf

If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs Home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in the tough kid from the even tougher New Orleans neighborhood called Storyville. But it was Louis Armstrong's own passion and genius that pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his amazing, improvisational trumpet playing. His seventy-year life spanned a critical time in American music as well as black history.


Author : Steven Brower
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2009-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : UOM:39015080840567

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Satchmo by Steven Brower Pdf

Satchmo: The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong is a biography in the form of an art book. It tells the story of Armstrong's life through his writings, scrapbooks, and artworks, many of which have never been published before. Armstrong was the single greatest creative artist in the history of jazz and the American popular song. A true American original, he was prolific in coining colorful expressions that entered the lexicon; he wrote long, colorful prose pieces about his experiences; and he made hundreds of collages using marvelous photographs that capture archetypal scenes in the life of a jazz musician. Everything he did was an extension of his artistry. Satchmo is a vivid trip through American jazz at mid-century, to the beat of Armstrong's own jazzy words. The book also includes photographs of Armstrong and is framed by a text that describes his significance. It will be enjoyed not only by jazz fans but also by art lovers, who will welcome Armstrong into the pantheon of American visual artists. "The Revolution initiated by Gore Vidal with his Empire series is continued and modernized by Steven Brower in Satchmo: The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong. It is a Revolution that challenges the way in which history is told, read, and accepted...Most importantly, however, Satchmo reminds us that the book as an object is indispensable in a time when the fate of the printed book is very much debated."--Rami Shamir, Evergreen Review "Interspersed with vivid bursts of Armstrong's own writings, what emerges is a portrait of such intimacy, it comes closest in the vast Armstrong bibliography to capturing the humble humanity and generosity of spirit of one of the great figures of the 20th century."--Stuart Nicholson, The Guardian "Satchmo...had a way with yet another instrument: a pair of scissors. Between sets, he snipped words and images from ads and greeting cards, letters, telegraphs, and photos of friends and fans, then pasted them into jazzy, colorful collages. Satchmo: The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong collects these elegant riffs by the most artful of improvisers"--O, The Oprah magazine "A beautifully illustrated new book. It combines an eloquently-written narrative about the trumpeter's life and achievements with page after page of richly-detailed colour photographs depicting Armstrong's tape box collages." (4 Stars) --Charles Waring, The Record Collector "[Satchmo] perfectly complements and enhances the visual art of Louis Armstrong...a fascinating and handsome perspective on a particular aspect of the various talents with which Armstrong was blessed, one that had previously remained unexposed to the general public. ... a heartfelt tribute to the creative genius of Louis Armstrong."--Joe Lang, New Jersey Jazz Society "A beautiful book puts together hundreds of notebooks of collages never seen before by LA."--Paola Genone , L'Express


Author : Gary Giddins
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 254 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2009-03-05
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780786731459

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Satchmo by Gary Giddins Pdf

Gary Giddins has been called "the best jazz writer in America today" (Esquire). Louis Armstrong has been called the most influential jazz musician of the century. Together this auspicious pairing has resulted in Satchmo, one of the most vivid and fascinating portraits ever drawn of perhaps the greatest figure in the history of American music. Available now at a new price, this text-only edition is the authoritative introduction to Armstrong's life and art for the curious newcomer, and offers fresh insight even for the serious student of Pops.


Author : Brent Hayes Edwards
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Page : 333 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2017-06-05
Category : History
ISBN : 9780674055438

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Epistrophies by Brent Hayes Edwards Pdf

Hearing across media is the source of innovation in a uniquely African American sphere of art-making and performance, Brent Hayes Edwards writes. He explores this fertile interface through case studies in jazz literature—both writings informed by music and the surprisingly large body of writing by jazz musicians themselves.

Satchmo at the Waldorf

Author : Terry Teachout
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2015-01-01
Category : Drama
ISBN : 9780822231578

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Satchmo at the Waldorf by Terry Teachout Pdf

THE STORY: SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF is a one-man, three-character play in which the same actor portrays Louis Armstrong, the greatest of all jazz trumpeters; Joe Glaser, his white manager; and Miles Davis, who admired Armstrong's playing but disliked his onstage manner. It takes place in 1971 in a dressing room backstage at the Empire Room of New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, where Armstrong performed in public for the last time four months before his death. Reminiscing into a tape recorder about his life and work, Armstrong seeks to come to terms with his longstanding relationship with Glaser, whom he once loved like a father but now believes to have betrayed him. In alternating scenes, Glaser defends his controversial decision to promote Armstrong's career (with the help of the Chicago mob) by encouraging him to simplify his musical style, while Davis attacks Armstrong for pandering to white audiences.